Sophie cropSophie Evans is a 21 year old Student Nurse from Sutton Heights, Telford. She talks about her experiences while on a placement at Severn Hospice.

 I’ve just passed my exams and completed my nursing training at Staffordshire University.  As part of the last year I had to undertake a five-week elective placement. I wanted to come to Severn Hospice to find out more about their work.  I’ve been interested in palliative care since my grandfather was ill.

I was a bit scared when she came to the Hospice for the first time, partly because it was new, and partly because it was something different from anything I’d experienced before.  But I found the Hospice so welcoming. I felt like a member of the team from the very first day.

Being at Severn Hospice has changed me as a person.  I have learned a lot about the different aspects of patient care, particularly the spiritual side – caring for a patient’s every need and doing things to make the patients feel happy.

After spending time at Severn Hospice I know that I want to work in the field of palliative care.  The Hospice is just so welcoming, friendly and very caring.

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